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is causing significant damage in the state of tennessee. look at this video. this coming to us out of east texas. strong winds ripped the roof off a wal-mart warehouse but again, the band of this system is stretching across the nation's mid-section. thanks for joining us it could impact us the next few hours. >> we will share the pictures as they come into the newsroom. the video was brand new. hang on and stay with usch as the information is available, we will bring it to you. >> all right. you guys, exactly. let's show you what's going on. this is what we saw. this is a line of strong thunderstorms severe thunderstorms working its way across the tennessee valley right now. and i pick out tennessee because it is in the thick of things. and they have about five or six tornado warnings. they are seeing tornadoes on the ground across the area. and this large system is tracking towards us as we go through the rest of the afternoon and evening time frame. so i am thinking around maybe 3:00 or 4 we could see showers in the forecast. but then the heavier rain and isolated thunderstorms will come
strong wind left many people without power and hech i rains left roads underwater. in tennessee, there are reports of 100 miles an hour plus wind and possible tornado. at least one report from a storm chaser says there is major damage in two counties in that state. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is now with the impact these storms could have on us. tom. >> wacky warm weather yesterday setting the stage for strong storms to come into the metro area later tonight. here's what to expect. storms moving in between 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. some could be severe with heavy rain and damaging wind, unfortunately, that may cause outages. we've held in some of that warmth from yesterday. right now, temperatures across montgomery, prince george's, arlington, fairfax counties, near 60 in washington. a few clouds drifting through. no precipitation yet. likely we'll see that moving in hour by hour through the morning hours. just a blustery wind in the 50s through 7:00 a.m. by 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., into the low 70s. winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. then between 7:00 p.m. until midnight, we'll
that flu cases remain widespread throughout the country. only hawaii, tennessee and washington, d.c. have been spared the brunt of the viral storm. erica edwards, nbc news. >>> and health officials expect to see more flu cases and deaths in the coming week, as the flu epidemic progresses. >>> the final countdown to the inauguration is on. here's a live look at the national mall. getting ready for that huge crowd that's expected to witness obama's swearing in, with only days before the second inauguration of president obama, house republicans have floated a new plan they say will extend the debt ceiling for three months, but also cut congressional paychecks if mr. obama and the democrats don't agreed to deep spending cuts by april. steve handelsman says the gop has just grabbed the headlines two days before the inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the president atviewing stand, bulletproof and fancy, rebuilt every four years but since a huge crowd full of ho
been looking at what's happening in places like texas and in places like tennessee, i'm in nashville, tennessee, today it's boomtown, usa. states that have no income tax and the evidence is irrefutable that businesses and capital and families are moving out of those high tax states like where you live in new york and moving to these no tax states. he so you've got a number of places like north carolina, like arkansas, like kansas and oklahoma and the south and southwest, that say, you know, we don't want to be like california we want to be like texas and they're looking at eliminating their income tax. >> paul: okay, steve, but what about the revenue losses? that will be the big complaint if you give that up you're going to lose revenue. how do you make it it up? >> a great question, a lot of states say we'll expand and maybe increase sales tax and that's been a political hazard if it hasn't worked well in places that tried that. i want to toss out another idea that some states are looking at. why not use this bonanza of money from the energy revolution we talked about a little bit e
. mr. casey of pennsylvania. mr. corker of tennessee. the vice president: please raise your right hands. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations. [applause] the vice president: the clerk will call the names of the next group. the clerk: mr. cruz of texas. mr. donnelly of indiana. mrs. feinstein of california. mrs. fischer of nebraska. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will
into portions of ken quebec and earlier in tennessee so a very active front. that will be moving through tonight. more detail on that in just a minute. 55 at reagan national. 59 at dulles and cooler at bwi marshall. highs up near 07 by midday and rain develops late this afternoon and it will be heavy at times tonight and very breezy. veil more details on the weather and a much cooler pattern coming up in just a minute. >> thank you. >>> breaking news this morning. for more on the serious accident on the beltway, we go live to melanie alnwick. >> we have a little bit of improvement in the traffic situation at this hour. take a look. you can see here on the inner loop of the beltway, we now have two of the regular lanes getting by as well as a few minutes ago, they still were also using the shoulder lane. on the outer loop of the beltway, as we swing back around here past the scene over to the other side, you can see that at least three of those lanes are getting by on the outer loop. so the scene is starting to collapse a little bit here as they get to cheap up some of of the debris that is goin
to the folks up there. gunpowder the elementary school, thanks fo. north carolina, virginia, tennessee. you can see the satellite imagery showed that swipe of snow that when the cross. skies clear the next day. a little bit did manage to fall on the lower eastern shore of maryland. southern west virginia, southwest virginia, no. north carolina, over a foot. a high today of 38. it will get even colder than that as we head towards midnight. skies had cleared up and down the i-95 corridor. south of baltimore, that snow- covered area in virginia, the skies are clear. temperatures are going to fall fast. we're in for a cold night. it is 28 in hancock. south of baltimore towards annapolis, temperatures barely above freezing. the light breeze. tomorrow, the airport here comes in. it is a clear sky -- the air out here comes in. it is a clear sky. temperatures running well above normal. still in the fifth deposal. -- 50's. on sunday, a cold front come sweeping out canada. -- sweeping out of canada. 15 below zero. big trout lake ontario. we will get a piece of the arctic air mass. these purples show you
. the most air and cold air is coming together over virginia. this will be over a carolina and tennessee storm. in the weak of the system we'll be in the mid to upper system. a noise recovery, upper 40s both saturday and sunday. soil proved weather for the weekend. speaking of the weekend how about that updated game day forecast in massachusetts. at fox borough temperatures falling through the game, gusts at 335-6789 wind chills down in the 20s. that's going to be brutal sunday night. the conditions will be more harsh when you throw in the winds. tonight 29. tomorrow 38. more sunshine, cold are and tomorrow night 27 degrees will be the story. finally getting sunshine back tomorrow afternoon. looks like that will be with us through the weekend. you can see what happens after the weekend. en joy the 40s because the temperatures will be going down, down, down with our arctic blast. >>> no snow, no problems around here. >> we are going to complain about the cold weather. >> here he is, meteorologist mike mass co-- masco. >> we counted four flurries. we're counting them outside. all right. le
officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: thank you, madam president. i ask that the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. alexander: thank you, madam president. i'm expecting the senator from louisiana, who i had planned to follow. but since he's not here yet, i'll go ahead with my remarks. unless he walks in the door just now, and then he can follow. he can follow me. we're both speaking today about selective enforcement of the law as it relates to the department of justice being willing to enforce the law against certain types of energy producers but not other types of energy producers. senator vitter from louisiana will talk about a letter that he and i will be sending to the attorney general of the united states asking why he does that. i see senator vitter coming in just now, so now that i've give unhim a preamble and a warmup of about two minutes, i think i'll sit do you and listen to what he has to say and then i'll add my comments to his when he finishes. mr. vitter: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana. mr.
tennessee, kentucky. these storms destroyed homes, knocked down trees, left thousands without power. >> there are also at least two deaths reported this evening. doug has a look at our area. >> all stemming from this system. we have brand-new video. look at this video, simply amazing what you're looking at. here you can see that clearly defined funnel as the tornado touching down. this tornado moved through that region, and then it looks like it may have toughed down two to three other times. do we have a tornado threat here? yes, we do. is it a high threat? no, it is not. that's not going to be or scenario. our scenario will be that of strong winds and straight-line winds, gusting over 50, maybe 60 miles an hour. louding county, northwest portion. places have seen upwards of an inch to an inch and a half of rain. we already have some reports. so give yourself some extra time. it will be one bumpy right. tonight it's going to be the rain, the storms. it's going to be the wind. tomorrow the winds will stick around. you know we will keep you ahead of the game here. >>> well, we avoide
the east going throughout the day. we have had reports and tweets about damage in tennessee and we will have video from mississippi later. but all in all, it's going to be a treacherous day across the middle part of the nation. as it gets closer to us, we have the chance for some isolated showers and thunderstorms in the forecast as well. i will talk about that coming up but right now let's go back to megan and charley. >> back to court for the teen accused shooting a gun at perry hall high school. >> coming up, what the judge might decide today in the case against robert gladden as the trial moves forward. >> people in newtown connecticut are trying to -- finding ways to move on. the steps they are taking to stop gun violence. >> what are the kids playing? the light and fluffy effects of high wind whipping up in the seas near australia. people. >> reporter: everything is up to speed on 97 at benfield boulevard. i will let you know what it looks like on 95 and 83 coming up on good morning maryland. >>> thanks for joining us on this wednesday. he is accused of opening fire at perry
and an additional line included. verizon. >>> ♪ i remember the night and the tennessee walk . >> look at her there. singer patti page has died. she is best known for the songs how much is that doggy in the window and tennessee waltz which became the third best selling record ever. 100 million records in her career. get this. in her song confess , she dubbed over her own voice cause she couldn't afford to have back up singers. she was the first artist to do this. a big breakthrough. now it's done all the time. double tracking is what they call it. she died on new year's day in california weeks before she was to be honored with a life time achievement award at the grammies. >> 100 million records sold puts her -- >> that's among the biggest selling artists ever. >> interesting. >> a lot of younger people don't know her name. but she was a big star. >> right. okay. >> 85 years old. >>> the rumor is turning about a brad pitt and angelina jolie wedding. >> may have tied the knot inthe. spent the holiday with family members. so far no official confirmation. they announced their engagement last ap
the south. there's heavier weather towards tennessee and through the tennessee valley and it's not a big deal. aid weak area of low pressure and that will slleigh and down charleston and not going to be a big deal. temperatures, though, that's going to be a bigger deal. 35 right now in baltimore. going towards raleigh at 46 degrees. but look how cold it is in international falls. 14 below zero and that's the cold air on top of chicago today and will be on top of baltimoreinto tomorrow and that's the blast of arctic air that comes in. and you will know it's around because of how cold it feels. clouds will be in here across much of the area. clouds shifting towards the south and mostly sunny skies going into your day on wednesday. but again ineffective sunshine temperatures will foal like they are into the 20s and low 30s. so it's 42 today, mainly cloudy skies the call from maryland's most accurate weather team and chilly. tonight, around 27 degrees and watch the seven-day forecast. look how chilly it gets. wednesday at 37 but we will lock in the cold air for thursday. 34, friday 36 and th
cars. fire officials have found at least one body in this storm damage. tennessee was hit hard, too. memphis in some places had as much as 4 inches of rain today, winds heavy enough to knock over the trees. 47-year-old man was killed in nashville. he was taking shelter in a shed, but then a tree fell on it. tennessee has been declared a state of emergency. the problems continue from there. high winds ripped the roof right off a wal-mart distribution center in texas and tens of thousands of people are without power tonight in arkansas. >> stay with fox 5 for continuing coverage. remember you can track the forecast 24/7 with the fox 5 weather app. download it on your droid, iphone or ipad. >>> it was wild chaos tonight on metro when power was cut to two green line trains stranding hundreds of passengers between the navy yard and anacostia stations during the evening rush. some of them took matters into their own hands and walked out through the tunnel. fox 5's karen gray houston live outside the anacostia station with the latest. >> reporter: some of those passengers just panicked wh
in the tennessee valley with some freezing rain and rain mixing in in southern kentucky and down in tennessee. the very dry air in place with temperatures down in the single digits now into williamsport. 13 in pittsburgh and around here bell our temperatures in the low to mid-teens in many areas. upper teens and even 20 at reagan national. but 12 jermantown and 12 millersville and northern anne arundel county. 12 dumfries right now. 13 at dulles. another very cold morning. waldorf at 17 and outside on our michael & son weather camera, great visibility. with cloudy skies and we have 20 feeling like 9. one thing i want to point out. i love the dew point. it's such a true measure of how much moisture is in the air. when you have a 20-degree spread that's a lot to overcome for moisture. so when it starts to snow that's going to have to evaporate for verga and then after a few hours it will reach the ground. arrives this afternoon and looks like 1 to 3 and really more like 1 for much of the region. the 3 inches, that's probably more toward the maryland and pennsylvania border and out in western ma
people are waking up to in parts of tennessee. this is a hood of a car. this is all-ice. a quarter-inch of ice. i'm going to show you what's happ happening. some of the freezing rain and freezing advisories. southern kentucky. you see it spreading into virginia and north carolina today. to the north of it, it's all-snow, even for an area that hasn't had a lot of that. chicago, talking about you. and let's go back and show how much you can expect out of this. the amounts that will come out of it. icing for the southern appalachians, nashville, asheville, included. cincinnati in the snow area. three to six inches. some of the higher elevations getting more. and there's cold air to keep it in place. 3 in bradford and pittsburgh. and at saranac lake, 24 below. >> oh. thanks for that, i guess. >>> we have big news on the economy, also from the white house. the stock market is now as high as it was before the recession, approaching new records. all good news for your 401(k). and that comes as president obama fills out his economic team for the second term. let's get more on that from abc
and the tennessee valley. some places could get an inch or more of ice. that's especially bad news in memphis. the air hub for fedex. elsewhere, there are flood warnings because there's so many rain embedded in this storm. nashville, pittsburgh, d.c., baltimore, philly, are all in the path. it will work its way north and east to new york beginning tomorrow, leaving a lot of trouble in its wake. >>> and across the new york region, where hurricane sandy destroyed so many homes and so many lives, storm victims are hoping the long wait for federal assistance is over. the house of representatives votes tonight on the $50 billion relief package. it's been caught up in politics, it's been bungled as a result. 78 days have passed. meantime, it was an emotional day for families whose homes could not be saved. katie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. emotional, indeed. a lot of those homes didn't look good after sandy hit. they have finally been demoli demolished. pretty hard for a lot of people. the city is going to demolish about 300 of these homes. they are going to end up looking just like t
's going on. heavy storms, tornadic thunderstorms across portions of alabama, georgia, eastern tennessee. this is a severe thunderstorm watch just to our west and southwest till 4:00. but all of this water is coming off to the north and the east. so it's not out of the question that one, maybe two inches of rain could fall if we get under some of these heavy downpours which looks like they'll stay generally west of us for the afternoon and evening hours. this may be closer to the metro than this model is depicting but we're going to watch it nonetheless because the storms will move northeast. the line will move toward us. by midnight, 1:00 it's over us. then we'll push it away as we get toward the morning rush hour with snows returning into the mountains. the cold air comes back. we're going to watch that for thursday and friday morning, a little disturbance is going to come across. that could flow some flurries or even light snow our way. after tonight well very to watch for friday morning to see if we have any issues. going to be some late thunderstorms. tonight we're into the 30s and
this evening. but we see what's going on right now. and we are dropping lots of tornado warnings in tennessee this morning as well. so we will see what the national weather service has to do with it tomorrow after they survey the damage there. but this is marching off towards the east and we are going to be in the potential for flooding as we go later into the evening. as the strong line of storms will move through and we can see some of the yellows there. that's what will work its way in there as we go around 8 into the overnighttime frame be prepared for that. all this is courtesy of the cold front that's going to move through. and behind the cold front we will be dealing with much colder air. so mild today with a high close to 68. get sunshine in here and we will be seeing the 70s. we look outside right now and we can see the clouds but we can see a few peeks of some light out there. so we will see how this turns out as we go throughout the day. but in terms of temperatures, this morning, quite mild. look at the 51 in ellicott sety. manchester at 53. monrovia close to 60. so you know what
weather service has issued a tornado warning in tennessee. >> like a trailer ran into something. >> reporter: but in lincoln, nebraska, it's snow that's snarling traffic. >> its like a sheet of ice. >> reporter: omaha is trying to dig itself out of up to inches of snow. >>> everybody knows the best thing to do when a severe storm hit to stay inside. make sure all of your doors, windows and blinds are closed and stay away from them. don't shower or wash your hands. pan plumbing can conduct electricity. don't use a landline. stick to your cell phone. when we're not on the air, you can get the very latest information using one of our mobile weather apps. go to abc2news.com/download. you can find that information 24/7. >>> new developments in the breaking news that we told you about first last nit pat 5. there is a new acting anne arundel county executive, but the suspension of john leopold is in question. the county council introduced a bill to vote leopold out of office. this follow as guilty verdict on two counts of his misconduct in office but the county attorney said the seven
to a motel and manufacturing plant. >>> in tennessee a 47-year-old man died in nashville when a tree fell on top of the garage where he lived. middle of teen see is under a tornado watch. tornado warning have been issued in kentucky as well as alabama. >>> shifting gears, let's talk about the ravens and the super bowl. obviously, the natty boh guy wants nothing but to watch the ravens. >> we're going to rock you. that's the message this homeowner is sending in ellicott city. this light show was set up to celebrate the ravens and trash the opponent. that's his words, not mine. there's also a san francisco logo that appears to just blow up. >> all right. go ahead. pel of all ages showing their purple pride. these are employees and retirees who live at oak crest. the role of ray lewis is being played by dean miller who doesn't look a day over 65. great time. >>> all right. shifting gears. today is the first day to file your tax returns for most people. we'll explain who can file now and why others will have to wait later. >> and blackberry unveiled its new operating system that's been a long
, cars were tossed. thousands of people are without power in tennessee. three tornadoes touched down. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> it was a rough night in maryland. we had anywhere from 1-4 inches of rain. temperatures right now or in the 50's. a cold front is going through. following are steady temperatures for the rest of the day. there could be some leftover rain showers. it will be a lot colder this afternoon. seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> we have a crash northbound on 95 at 32 in howard county. three left lanes are blocked. things are moving fine. we do not see any delays. some flooding from the heavy downpours overnight. york road, we have a closure. eastbound 50, we have a crash that is blocking the right lane. some debris blocking the right lane. 65 on the harrisburg expressway . traffic is moving find in both directions. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> 52 degrees at the airport. >> 11 treat designer is coming up with a plan to sell a perfume for babies. >> another plant to help underwater homeowners. the best deals on forec
. a jogger has been hit on route 40 in cecil county. we know the driver stayed o' tennessee scene. route 40 is closed in that area . >> nouz to a breaking news update, for the second night in a row, police have shot a man in baltimore city. jeff hager is back from the scene, jeff tell us what happened an anticrime niche tif ended in a shout out between officers and an armed man. police say a squad car quipped we license plate reader was patrolling trying to identify suspect cars when the officers heard gun fire. they spotted a man coming toward their car with a gun in his hand when a second round of shots began. >> immediately the gun exchanged gun fire. fortunatelyfor us, the officers are fine. the male was struck several times in the upper body and is in the hospital. >> police say a series of robberies and another shooting is what caused them to increase patrols in that areament the increased presence also led to last night's confrontation and shooting. new tonight, a by by is dead and her mother in critical condition. we havejust learned the mother is charged with the child's death.
and airport officials say everyone got off the plane safely. >>> a smash and grab job at a tennessee gas station and all caught on camera. the van pulled toward the gas pumps then backed through the store window. one watching the rid owe she says he can't believe what happened so close to home. >> that dopamine you got to steel man. i think it's pretty sorry. they're going to have to foot the bill there are that. >> -- for that. >> the thieves made off with an atm. >>> we do want to let you know this morning baltimore city, they are telling us that margaret brent elementary middle school are closed today because they don't have any heat. but if you're a staff member there, bundle up because you got to show up anyway. but again, that's margaret brent elementary and middle schools and no heat today so no class. >>> this morning now facing harsh criticism for remarks he made about kwanzaa. >> why senator called the holiday and its founder fake. >> also, florida, north carolina or california? where do you want to live? we're going to tell you where most people are choosing or what they did i
to determine the victim pasay tennessee. in cecil county, investigating officers are -- deputies say they were called to a home in elkton around midnight on new year's morning presidents have been watching fireworks when a girl took a bullet to the head and collapsed. she is in critical condition at a delaware hospital. we will have more on this story tonight on "11 news at 5:00." multiple investigations centered around crime in baltimore county. police were called to a hotel party three separate times after midnight. jennifer franciotti reports the security hired for the party were outnumbered. >> the crown plaza hotel was the brainchild of several local party promoters. -- the crown plaza hotel party was the brainchild of several local party promoters. >> they did a good job putting it together. >> partygoers describe a good job put together in the hotel atrium, packed with 1000 people. >> a lot of different promoters get together for the party. we are still here. >> but not everyone rang in 2013 peacefully. police responded to a 911 call about a flight around 1:43 in the morning. less than
, and maybe we can have your driver's license. >> reporter: in tennessee drivers over 60 are required to have a photo. >> got to getaw says if you pop a wheelly an your motorcycle you'll get a $1,000 fine. you'll be in trouble if you sell or distribute shark fins. in kentucky it's against the through release hogs into wheelr motorcycle you'll get a $1,000 fine. you'll be in trouble if you sell or distribute shark fins. in kentucky it's against the through release hogs into the wild. zero pigs have been a problem there. in wellington, kansas, the law restricts the number of cats allowed in households, no more than four, reporting for abc news. >>> on january 1st, 1863, 150 years ago president abraham lincoln signed the proclamation tend did mark a turning point in the civil war. the document has been on display at national archives in washington. the postal service is unveiling a new stamp featuring words from the emancipation proclamation. >>> starting off with our 3d view. we stay nice and dry. there has been rain to the south, to charlotte, atlanta and jackson, mississippi, active weather i
indianapolis today, we are dealing with some storm damage and today neigho -- tornado damage in tennessee. this is the line that you can see the boeing line. that means that you're getting some convective wind. so windy conditions across the area but also some tornado warnings now. several just to the east of mashville. so just know that this line is marching towards us as we go through time. right now, though, we are dry. we are dealing with lots of fog out there. mild conditions that temperature coming in at 55 degrees right now in west friendship. and as we go throughout the day, temperatures will soar 64 but i am forecasting a high around 68. if we get a little sunshine we could see 70 across the area. the calm before the storm as it begins to move our way. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. fog is a problem across the reg unlet expect reduced advice -- region. expect reduced visibility. 95 at mountain road, everything is moving along. you won't have trouble traveling down to white marsh and from there into the city. as we
-- jobbies. -- rockies. the warmth is going to be pushed northward through the ohio valley, the tennessee valley, toward the mid-atlantic here. by saturday 60s. by sunday we will have some 70- degree readings i believe in our region. it will be barely above zero in bismarck. all of this because of the storm down in texas. there's another big storm out on the west coast with the rains along the coast. the mountain snows inland. these will pile up here quite a bit. the rain has been piling up in texas yesterday. today louisiana along with the threat for severe weather, but that storm is lifting more to the north than the east. still, we're going to get some clouds out of this later today, tonight, as they'll be streaming in from the west. then tomorrow afternoon we're going to get some rain in here. so that the commute home friday or the getaway friday afternoon, friday evening is going to be a slow one. that's why i'm going to yell loy' letter -- yellow alert tomorrow. today 54, at least the way we're going. tonight 235 to 40. tomorrow -- 35 to 40. tomorrow dry in the morning. rain and sho
, a few warnings in the mountains. southern kentucky, northeastern tennessee, ice storm warnings, freezing rain a big problem, down i-81 towards knoxville out of virginia. here is the snow. this first batch, i talked about "this morning edition" morning, the air is so dry it's evaporating. when it was up in pittsburgh and indianapolis they had snow totals that were in the half inch or inch an hour category of snow rates. western ohio look how quickly this is moving, it's starting to clear out. this will be with us on and off for the entire afternoon, starting the next hour or so, with us through early this evening. that's going to hamper the commute. i know it looks like it's snowing in a lot of places but it's up here and west where we're getting reports of the snow reaching the ground, light snow in roanoke at this hour. temperatures, they are cold enough. with temps at 21 in fairfax, 22 anderson, whatever falls will stick to untreated surfaces. the dew point is 1, the temperature is 24. a 23-degree spread with humidity too too dry at the surface but that will change. our weather headlin
with the president along with the other governors. meanwhile let's go to tennessee and tell you about a state senator by the name of stacy campfield. he doesn't have children but he has an idea. if you receive welfare benefits -- currently if your kids don't show up for school they cut you at 20%. but if your kids don't get good grades -- in other words don't pass -- they would cut your welfare benefits 30%. there are a lot of critics who say how can you punish a family if they don't have food on the table? >>gretchen: i think this is about parent involvement. i think that the first thing that's important to try and improve grades is to get parents involved. maybe there would be some way to encourage more parental involvement at the school level, especially with families who are receiving welfare, and maybe that would be a way of looking at this as opposed to punishing the child. >>brian: right now if no one is showing up for back to school night and your kid is stprug -- struggling, maybe you can get through with the parent. they'll say i'll get little cindy focused on grades because it is costing u
to tennessee where nashville is 63-degrees at this hour. that warmth warrants to move in -- wants to move in our direction but it's got to get past the rain first which is what we're going to be dealing with today. then the 630s for saturday and sunday. the heavy stuff really coming out of indiana into ohio at this hour. the futurecast for us, we've got some clouds which are going to be increasing across the region this morning. by midday, a shower out to the west and our south. they'll be approaching the metro area here for the lunch hour. with us through the afternoon hours. out west though, by late afternoon, maybe all right for the drive home. we're going to hope we can get this stuff cleared of us by 5:00 p.m. maybe 5:30. so the afternoon commute is definitely going to be impact asked then tonight with the rain -- impacted and then tonight with the rain leaving some fog set up as temperatures stay in the 40s for overnight lows. highs today 50 degrees and some afternoon rain and showers. tonight low to mid-40s with patchy dense fog in spots. early clouds and fog saturday. partly sunny
the moisture still way back here across western parts of tennessee and northern mississippi. it's going to take a good while for it to get here. the air mass we have overhead is really, really dry. so most of those rain drops will evaporate before they get to the ground. that being said, our chilly and dry saturday will turn into a cloudy saturday night and an opportunity for some light rain showers or even some light snow showers coming through. again, not looking for much, if anything, in the way of accumulation. then the drier air and sunshine back in place by about noon tomorrow on into the early parts of the upcoming week. a relatively dry, clear stretch coming in. here we are at 1:00 in the morning. not much going on. cloudy skies around. maybe an opportunity for a little bit of moisture sneaking on in. with temperatures at or just below the freezing mark, some of that could add up to a little bit in the way of snow. how much snow? maybe up to an inch from essentially the i-95 corridor north and west. not going to be a big deal. conversational snowflakes at the most. today, sunshine this
across parts of the midsouth, towards memphis, tennessee. that moisture is racing in our direction. the air mass in place over us is really, really dry, so it's going to eat up most of the rain drops and the snowflakes as they come our way. nonetheless, late tonight, there may be a passing snowflake or two. temperates today in the low and mid-40s. we'll talk about your redskins forecast for your sunday afternoon coming up in just a few more minutes. >> all right, chuck. thank you. >>> new this morning, police and firefighters are investigating a fire that tore through a home where a woman had to be rescued. chopper 4 flew over the home just off the expressway last night. the woman was flown to the hospital with critical injuries. no word this morning on exactly how that fire started. >> another fire rescue yesterday. this one with a dog and a retired fire lieutenant springing into action. smoke poured from the home in maryland yesterday. inside, the homeowner who was hurt and couldn't get out, but she was in good hands. a retired firefighter was in the area and smelled the smoke. w
are people 65 and older. the flu is widespread in all states but tennessee and hawaii, starting to ease in some areas. meantime health officials in maryland have confirmed the first flu-related pediatric death. the baltimore child tested positive for influenza. what's the current flu situation in our area? fox 5's john henrehan takes a look. >> reporter: although some pharmacies like this safeway in germantown had flu vaccine available, not all walk-in patients are always accommodated. >> the sad part about it is cvs and grocery stores don't give it to kids. so that's been our looking around to find out who had it and my wife found this 1. >> reporter: christopher swain brought his daughter gabrielle to a montgomery county health department flu clinic in germantown where the 5-year-old was not convinced this was a good idea. [ crying ] >> you're a big girl. we're all done. >> reporter: even as national numbers of flu-like illnesses begin to decline slightly, health authorities say it is still a good idea to get a flu shot. >> you really need the shot because there are individuals in
. mr. alexander: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: mr. president, i want to thank senator levin for his leadership and senator mccain, senator schumer, cardin, pryor and senator kyl who is now retired from the senate and senator barrasso. we're hopeful that the leaders will be able to recommend to us a set of changes in our rules and procedures and practices that will help the senate operate in a fairer and more efficient way. that's what all of us want. it's surprising how many of us want that. we all worked pretty hard to get here. we all understand we're political accidents. the senator from maine, the senator from arkansas, all of us know that. we're just very fortunate to be here. and while we're here, we'd like to contribute something. and that gets down really to just a couple of things. let's have a committee bill come to the floor, let's make it easy for it to come to the floor, and let us make it easy for senators from the various states and the various points of view to have their say, to offer their amendment, to have it vote
. high winds also caused problems in parts of kentucky, tennessee and indiana. one death has been reported in nashville where a man was killed when a tree came down on a shed. some of that stormy weather could be on its way here. >> before that, we're going to go to tucker first? we're going to do that? let's go to tucker barnes to get the details on what will be spring like day today. >> thank you, tony. yeah, starting off with temperae s in the 50s across much of the area. one more warm day. upper 60s near 70 and then the g kabosh here. much cooler air on the way. let's get to it and show you the numbers. reagan national 58. temperatures jumped 4 degrees. dulles 61. got a front across the area and that's holding temperatures back. bwi 41. low 40s to mid 60s at the moment. a lot of clouds today and eventually rain showers move in. and the rain when it moves in will be heavy at times during the nighttime hours. most of the day should be cloudy and sun seasonably warm and late this afternoon and tonight the rain moves in. we could be looking for potential of an inch or two. because
has been declared in tennessee. for the latest on what is going to be a slow go to work and school this morning, maria molina. >>maria: good morning. a very slow-go across portions of the east because we're dealing with snow, rain and even freezing rain in between those areas. i want to start out with your temperatures for today. remember how it was very cold across portions of the southwestern u.s. and actually unusually mild across portions of the northeast? that's over with. back to normal. 71 for high temperatures today in los angeles. in the northeast, 38 for your high in new york city. it is those cold temperatures that are producing or helping produce snow across portions of upstate new york and pennsylvania. accumulations could be three to five inches of snow. that is going to be across the higher end of accumulations across new england. new york city, right along that rain-snow line so you've been seeing freezing rain along the roadways and sidewalks. kind of a crunchy sound as you're heading towards work. plain rain in philadelphia. southward, freezing rain across parts o
dress. host: to douglas, nashville, tennessee, democratic caller. caller: good morning. host: what are your throughouts on the inaugural address? caller: i thought it was wonderful. i thought the speech was very insightful and i believe that he talked about we the people and together we can do the things he set out to do. host: he talked about social security, climate change, equal rights for gay couples and women. is that your priority list? caller: i'm not sure it's in that order but the president has a hard job and congress has yet to work together with him and i believe that we have good republicans and over 50% of the country agreed with the position of the president and i believe the congress will go along with him eventually. host: give me your priority list, top five, or top three. caller: jobs, education, and for the war to end. host: all right. ok. that was douglas in nashville, tennessee, a democrat there. let's hear the president in his own words talking about the economy and his thoughs on social security and medicare. [video clip brbts >> for we, the people understand
issues. >> woodruff: tennessee democrat steve cohen warned about the consequences of not taking the senate deal. >> my district can't afford to wait a few days and have the stock market go down 300 points tomorrow if we don't ghettoing and do something. >> woodruff: later house democratic leaders emerged from a nearly three-hour meeting with vice president biden who helped broker the senate deal. minority leader nancy pelosi called for action. >> we look forward now as we go forward in this day to see what the timing will be for a straight up-or-down vote on what passed 89-8 last night in the united states senate. >> woodruff: house republicans also met and gave no sign they were ready to call a vote on the senate bill. instead majority leader eric cantor said he won't support the measure. and others left open the possibility of changing the bill. and sending it back to the senate. so how will the twists and turns play out? we turn to newshour regular todd zwillich. he's washington correspondent for "the takeaway" on public radio international, and was there for the senate vote
thunderstorms across kentucky and tennessee this morning. these are tornado watch boxes. when these storms get here, they may still have some damaging wind gusts. that would more than likely be after dark tonight. 30 in -- 38 in hagerstown. annapolis 51. and 61 in manassas. we're going up toward 70, if not 75 well south of d.c. another incredibly warm day. watch out for storms tonight. let's talk to monika right now. we have timesaver traffic. as i said earlier, a fannic start to the day in -- a tragic start to the day in prince george's county. >>> an accident on the inner loop of the beltway. it happened before 3:00 this morning. it involves a prince george's county fire truck, a tractor- trailer, and a jeep. believe it or not, all three of which overturned on the beltway before 3:00 this morning. we're going to go to a live picture from our sky 9. first of all to give you some perspective. if you're planning to head on the beltway, this is what it looks like near route 50, the southbound side. that's the inner loop, right side of your screen. you can see all the equipment on the scene. two
indiana now. little bit of moisture coming in through the tennessee valley where it's cold enough for freezing rain and rain mix. kind of messy there and then up here, some of the snow not even reaching the ground because the air that's over it is to dry that initial batch of snow you'll see it on radar. it won't reach the ground for maybe a few hours before things start to come down. 14 in bladensville and you need it to go up. temperatures way cold. haymarket centerville 16 degrees this morning. got 13 coming in from baden right now with 18 at andrews. 17 bethesda. got a call in bill in the northern neck down to 15. he had 3.5-inches of snow yesterday down there. right now at reagan national and you're looking outside at the capitol on our michael & son weather camera. you've got 20. feels like 9 though and the air is really, really dry. this is what i mean. humidity 40% but between the temperature and the dew point there's a 21-degree spread and that dry air is going to have to be overcome first before the snow can reach the ground and there's just not a lot of moisture to work
severe weather across the gulf coast for today. but across the tennessee valley they're doling with some wet weather. that will stay away from us, we are going to be dealing with temperatures that are going to move to the higher place through time. i'm going to show you that in just a moment but let me put this into motion so you can see the area of low pressure will stay off to the north and west. by friday that's when we will have the chance for some showers working their way in during the evening time frame and then things start to improve. this is what we have for today. the high temperature at 52 degrees and this is the seven day forecast. look at the 60s. 60 on saturday and 65 as we head into sunday. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>> good morning lynette. well we are following several accidents. we have big problems on 83 in baltimore county. there's an overturned tractor- trailer that has shut down the northbound lanes at belfast road. one shoulder is getting by at this time. so you will want to stick with york road as the alte
the time, we have our drivers license on there. >> speaking of licenses, in tennessee drivers older than 60 are required to have a photo on theirs. >> you have to have it done anyways so why not get your picture made? >> in massachusetts, they outlawed plastic bottles, no other community has done that. if you pop a wheeling on your motorcycle you get slammed with a $1,000 type. you will be in trouble if you possess, sell, or distribute shark fins, never mind that i'll sil not near any oceans. pigs have. be a problem there. in kansas, the law restricts the number of cats allowed in one household, no more than four. >> don't letting them loose. >> a check on the traffic situation. >> happy new years today. we are experiencing light volume around the area. the restrictions lifted for the prex lanes and those are pointed southbound. we do have a little bib of congestion on route 23. an accident with police on the shoulder. maryland, a serious accident remains with an investigation going on the baltimore-washington parkway. traffic is getting by in a single
toward us. we're popping some showers and thunderstorms mainly across kentucky, tennessee headed in through west virginia. higher elevations are seeing some of that snowfall but for most of us, this is just going to be some passing rain. the bulk of it goes to the south. most of us won't need the umbrella at all today but a few of us will have to duck by some of the sprinkles. as we head into your wednesday morning forecast, getting back to work, not too bad. we clear things out and a lot of sunshine is in store for tomorrow and even headed in toward the end of the week. we keep most of the moisture away until we get to thursday into friday. that's when i'm tracking the opportunity for a wet snow flake to move on through and at least for that cloud cover to return. so the forecast for today you just need to know we'll be into the lower to middle range 40s. keeping it cooler up toward the north. a little warmer down toward the south. tonight it's going to be a little bit chilly. we're down into the 20s. so bundle up if you're headed out early on wednesday morning. forecast for wed
across the board. researchers from the oak ridge national laboratory in tennessee found increasing from 50 to 60 miles per hour will cut fuel economy by 12%. your fuel economy will drop 14% as you go from 60 to 70 miles an hour. and it will drop 16% if you hit 80 miles an hour. the national average for regular gas rose four cents over the weekend. aaa reports the national average at $3.34 a gallon for regular unleaded. in d.c., it's $3.57. in maryland, it's $3.39 right now and in virginia, it's averaging about $3.26 a gallon. in virginia, that average is $3.49. >>> virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli is working on bipartisan legislation to make it easier to appear on the commonwealth's election ballot. cuccinelli wants to cut the number of required signatures in half from 10,000 to 5,000. he also wants to allow rejected candidates to be able to appeal the decision before the state board of elections. cuccinelli says the changes are in response to the 2012 election where many presidential candidates failed to get on virginia's ballot. >>> in the day ahead, a montgomery county commit
's coming through the deep south, the tennessee valley. that's what we're going to be looking at as we head into the afternoon and evening hours. in fact the entire area, this yellow is from the storm prediction center. a slight risk of severe weather. it gets light, moderate and high risk levels. damaging wind gusts will be the main threat with the line of showers and storms that's expected to come through here late this afternoon. we're okay through lunch time. we'll head toward 4:00. probably okay in the metro. but look at the shenandoah valley toward western maryland. we head into the nighttime hours. it line of showers and storms will come through. by tomorrow morning here returns the cold weather. today 70. late storms. might even be holding off till after dark for most of you. 47 tonight. we don't really see temps move tomorrow, 48. windy and colder. a.m. flurries are snow showers friday. look at the highs, only 33. we stay in the 30s on groundhog day and sunday back to 44 monday. monika samtani, how is it looking? i-95 in prince george's county. >>> not much has changed since the la
stretching from northern florida to the northeast. in tennessee, the national with service confirmed four tornados touched down. one man was killed by a falling tree. east of memphis, buildings were flattened. their contents scattered far and wide. >> you know, i am alive you, know, i am alive. it could have been a lot worse. >> and in kentucky, two people were injured when another confirmed tornado blew a trailer off its foundation. from the midwest to the atlantic, storm stricken communities, tallying the toll from the january spring-like storms and bracing for winter to mark its return. kirk gregory, nbc news. >>> coverage continues now, erica gonzalez in maryland where the rain is starting to let up a bit. erica? >> reporter: what we have been seeing an off-and-on effect. we get a good heavy downpour and then it slows down. get a little trickle. the same type of rain we will see overnight and into the morning hours. what you are headed for, what we were looking at here in prince george's county, a few hours earlier, heavy downpours, strong wind gusts here in the county, the strange we
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